First Wave of Travel Trailers Arrive in South LA for Homeless Families

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A transitional housing project for homeless families is now up and operating in South L.A., courtesy of a combined effort of the State, the County, the City, and charitable groups.

Thanks to the efforts of Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas and City Councilman Curran Price, what was a vacant lot at 85th and Broadway three weeks ago is now fenced in and there are ten trailers on the lot courtesy of the State of California.

The transitional homes are complete with electricity and running water.

Here is the first wave of travel trailers being delivered to a site in South LA by @CaltransHQ! These trailers will be used to house homeless families with children & are part of California’s comprehensive response to homelessness. #CaliforniaForAll pic.twitter.com/ZauW9WgD3C

— Office of the Governor of California (@CAgovernor) February 13, 2020

Councilman Price says when it comes to homeless families, a shelter is the first critical step in moving ahead.

St. Joseph’s Center will manage the site and help to provide support services.

There is no time limit on how long families will be staying in the trailers, but the goal is to try and move them to permanent locations in less than six months.